Agenda

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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies

2.

To sign the minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 98 KB

3.

Declarations of Interest

4.

To consider whether any items in Part A of the agenda should be considered in private or those (if any) in Part B in public

5.

Matters Arising from Previous Meetings

Minute 124. Corner Protection (Yellow Lines) at the junction of Cob

Drive and Forge Lane - Requested by Cllr Bob Lane

 

An update was received from Cllr Bob Lane; the informal consultation carried out by Shorne Parish Council received 24 responses (23 in favour, one neutral, none opposed). On 30th May 2020 KCC wrote to confirm that they will now proceed with the TRO request and formal Consultation process.

 

The Parking Services Manager informed Members that the matter had been progressed and KCC were due to start the formal consultation  in the next 2-3 weeks..

 

With the agreement of the Chair, Cllr Leslie Hills asked that yellow lines be added to the junctions on Havisham Road, Chalk Road, Vicarage Lane and Lower Higham Road.

 

Cllr Leslie Hills advised that he had already spoken about funding with his KCC Councillor for Chalk, Cllr Alan Ridgers, but he was already in the process of funding a speed test in Lower Higham Road which would commence once Covid-19 was over.

 

The District Manager – Gravesham (KCC) noted the requests and agreed to provide an update at the next Committee meeting.

 

Cllr Bryan Sweetland advised that he was still waiting for the extension of the yellow lines at the junction of Northumberland Road and Brookside Road in Istead Rise.

 

The District Manager – Gravesham (KCC) advised that the action was with the contractors and he agreed to provide Cllr Bryan Sweetland with a date for when that would be completed.

 

Minute 127. The Hill, Northfleet - Speeding issues and Accidents -

Requested by Cllr Peter Scollard

 

The District Manager – Gravesham (KCC) advised that he had no update concerning the Hill as Emma Green, the Schemes and Planning Manager had recently left her position at Kent Highways. The team had been looking at increasing the lining and signage along the Hill though and the District Manager – Gravesham (KCC) explained to the Chair that the automatic traffic counts carried out monitoring of the level of traffic in the area and took speed surveys to see what times of the day were busiest which then informed the team of trends/patterns.

 

The District Manager – Gravesham (KCC) promised to come back to the Committee with an answer of when the traffic count surveys would be completed. 

 

Minute 147. Highways Works Programme 2019/20 onwards

(Information only)

 

The District Manager – Gravesham (KCC) agreed to inquire about the proposed cycle lane between Meopham and Istead Rise and provide an update to the Committee.

 

Minute 148. Any Other Business which by reason of special circumstances the Chair is of the opinion should be considered as a matter of urgency

 

Whitehill Traffic Issues – raised by Cllr Tony Rana

 

 

The District Manager – Gravesham (KCC) assured Cllr Tony Rana that a site visit would be arranged in line with Government guidance of a group less than six people; with regards to the statistics they went directly to Cllr Marsh but he would attain them for the Committee.

 

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6.

Recommendations for decision by Kent County Council

None.

 

7.

Recommendations for decisions by the Council

None.

 

8.

Reports from Officers

8a

Formal Consultation for the remaining Controlled Parking Zones (CPZ’s) in the Borough pdf icon PDF 442 KB

The attached Notices were submitted to the previous Gravesham Joint Transportation Board on 09 September 2020.

 

The purpose of this item is to update the Board on the outcome of the Formal Consultation and seek the Boards approval to implement the changes as per the Notice of Intentions.

 

 

Additional documents:

8b

Local Winter Service Plan pdf icon PDF 58 KB

8c

Highway Forward Works Programme - 2019/20 onwards pdf icon PDF 147 KB

9.

Issues raised by Councillors with the approval of the Chair

9a

Speed Limits and Traffic Calming in The Ridgeway, Shorne - Request by Cllr Bob Lane

At a previous meeting of Gravesham Joint Transportation Board  on 14 March 2018, it was Resolved that the Board unanimously endorse the petition to KCC to implement traffic calming and extended 30 mph speed limits in The Ridgeway and Pear Tree Lane and note the work that has already begun."

It has been nearly 3 years since the petition was submitted to KCC. KCC has agreed to extend the existing 30mph limit in Pear Tree Lane to the traffic lights at the A226, and this is welcomed, but they have now refused to extend the 30mph limit in The Ridgeway by 225 metres to where it meets Brewers Road. This means that a high proportion of traffic is still travelling over the speed limit when it enters the built-up village environment, which has no footpaths. This is demonstrated by the constant activation of the interactive speed sign, and borne out by the results of Speedwatch sessions carried out at this location.

 

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9b

Petition - Hamerton Road and Station Road - Request by Cllr Lauren Sullivan

A petition was submitted to the Council on Thursday, 12 November 2020; the petitioned stated:

 

We, the undersigned, petition the Council to: Amend the traffic regulation order to make Hamerton and Station Road one-way traffic, in the direction of Station Road entrance and exit via Hamerton Road, Northfleet.

 

This is due to the increased traffic on these roads and the lack of available passing spaces leading to anti-social behaviour and damage to parked vehicles.

 

Due to GDPR, the petition has not been published with the agenda but it gathered 92 signatures.  

 

The lead petitioner will be given three minutes to address the Board and discuss his petition.

 

 

9c

Petition - Covid-19 Road Closures Riverside Ward - Request by Cllr Alan Ridgers pdf icon PDF 107 KB

A petition was submitted to the Council on Sunday, 22 November 2020; the petitioned stated:

 

We, the undersigned, are concerned citizens who urge our leaders at Gravesham Borough Council and Kent County Council to act now on our behalf as we are against the plan to prohibit through traffic on part of Albion Terrace & Norfolk Road, Gravesend in place from Monday, 21 September 2020 for 18 months. We, the local residents, are against this action due to the inconvenience to all local residents, making parking very difficult & causing extreme difficulty to those who have to serve the vulnerable, disabled & elderly residents in the area. We hereby ask with this petition that the scheme be removed entirely.

 

Due to GDPR, the petition has not been published with the agenda but it gathered 184 signatures.  

 

The lead petitioner has submitted written representation which is attached at Appendix Two to the report. 

 

 

Additional documents:

10.

Any Other Business which by reason of special circumstances the Chair is of the opinion should be considered as a matter of urgency.

11.

Exclusion

To move, if required, that pursuant to Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 that the public be excluded from any items included in Part B of the agenda because it is likely in view of the nature of the business to be transacted that if members of the public are present during those items, there would be disclosure to them of exempt information as defined in Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act.